CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).
Peace and Conflict 2014
CIDCM's flagship biennial publication, Peace and Conflict 2014, has been released. The report covers a range of topics including political and social instability, conflict, democratization, and terrorism. [ more... ]
CIDCM receives Minerva grant
CIDCM has been selected to receive a $2+ million three-year grant from the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense. The project, "Aiding Conflict? The Impact of Foreign Assistance on the Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict," is being led by Paul Huth and David Backer. [ more... ]
Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice
Pedro A. Noguera, New York University and Odis Johnson, Jr., Washington University in St. Louis [ more... ]
Beth Simmons, Harvard (Distinguished Lecture) Title TBA [ more... ]
Patricia Justino, Institute of Development Studies (UK) "Conflict, Violence and Development: A Micro-Level Perspective and New Research Directions" [ more... ]
Livia Schubiger, ETH-Zurich "One for All? State Violence and Insurgent Fragmentation" [ more... ]
Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth?
Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University, NY [ more... ]
Sabine Otto, Konstanz "The Grass Is Always Greener. Why Armed Groups Switch Sides in Civil Conflict" [ more... ]
Dan Siegel, UMD "State Hosting of Foreign Rebel Groups" [ more... ]
Iranian Women Writers
Farzaneh Milani, University of Virginia [ more... ]
Elisabeth Gilmore, UMD Public Policy Title TBA [ more... ]
Jim Vreeland, Georgetown "Data Dissemination and Regime Stability" [ more... ]
Rachel Stein, George Washington Title TBA [ more... ]
Frontiers of Globalization and Governance Series
Amitav Acharya, American University, and Virginia Haufler, University of Maryland, College Park [ more... ]
Page Fortna, Columbia (in conjunction with Women Graduate Student Group) Title TBA [ more... ]